Committee Details

General Purposes Committee

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Purpose of committee

The General Purposes Committee is authorised:


  • to consider and determine Council (non-executive) functions1 delegated to a Director2 where the Director has decided not to exercise the delegated authority and has referred the matter to the Committee;
  • to consider proposals to amend the constitution and make recommendations to full Council; and
  • to make recommendations to full Council in connection with the discharge of any of its functions3.


1 Where the functions do not fall within the terms of reference of any other council committee. These functions, which include those local choice functions, which have been determined as non executive functions, are detailed in Sections 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

2 “Director” includes those Officers specified in Sections 1 and 2 of Part 3 of the Constitution.

3 “Function” in this context does not include shared functions with the executive.


Security Notice


As the result of a security review regarding Full Council and Committee meetings, there will be an increased security presence at Leeds Civic Hall.


As a condition of entry to Full Council and Committee meetings in Civic Hall, bag searches and the use of metal detector wands will be taking place. We may also ask visitors to the meeting to remove coats and jackets for searching.


We will also require any banners and signs to be left outside of the viewing gallery / meeting room – there will be a designated place to store these by reception.


Thank you for your understanding




Contact information

Support officer: Andy Booth, 0113 3788665.